[photopress:Starwood_Westin_hotel_in_Beijing.jpg,full,alignright]Starwood Hotels & Resorts was voted Best International Hotel Chain for Hospitality Excellence at the recent China Hotel Investment Summit (CHIS) organized by HVS International. CHIS 2007 is one of the most established and largest hotel summits of its kind on China’s hospitality investment, and is attended by close to 500 leaders of the international and Chinese hotel community.
Miguel Ko, President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific, said, ‘We are thrilled that we are recognized amongst industry leaders as the best in service excellence. This is the largest annual gathering in the China hotel industry and we are very honored to win this.’
Starwood Hotels & Resorts, one of the largest international upscale hotel groups in China, has been expanding aggressively. (The Westin Hotel in Beijing is seen in our illustration.) Recent signings added thousands of rooms to the Starwood portfolio in China. Starwood expects to open 37 new hotels within the next three years.